News from within the borders of Russia and the fight for LGBT equality there. The country's president, Vladimir Putin, ignited an international firestorm in the summer after signing the so-called gay propaganda law, which prohibits positive depictions of LGBT people in the Russian media. Russia is a country in southern Eurasia. It is also the world's largest country, although it ranks eighth most populous. Russia has a rich cultural heritage, and has contributed such figures as Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Anna Pavlova, and Igor Stravinsky.

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

June 30 2014 4:30 AM

From Putin's Olympic lies to an absurd Valentine's Day incident at a Russian elementary school, HRC lays out the impact of Russia's nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

June 28 2014 7:00 AM

Russian multitalent Seva Galkin brings his ridiculously sexy photos from his collection Russian Hooligans to a post-Pride exhibit.

4:00 AM

Hauled away from police after being attacked by an onlooker, the women were taken in by police but it hasn't been reported whether or not they were charged with a crime.

June 01 2014 12:25 PM

The gay nightclub, which closed in March after a series of attacks, will reopen in a new location.

May 28 2014 8:10 PM

The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical's playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine.

May 16 2014 2:02 PM

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

May 03 2014 1:37 PM